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New Zealand: Country in Oceania
New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. It has a total land area of 268,000 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

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Women Political Leaders Summit: "Walk the Talk"

"Walk the Talk" is the title of a discussion from the 2019 Women Political Leaders Summit in Tokyo, Japan. This conversation with José Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, and..
CBS News - Published

London police and Facebook move to stop live streaming of terror attacks

London police and Facebook said on Tuesday they plan to share resources to stop the live streaming of terrorist attacks like that in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier this year.
Reuters - Published

Videos for New Zealand

Ireland win Rugby World Cup opener against Scotland [Video]Ireland win Rugby World Cup opener against Scotland

Ireland delivered on their promise to hit form when it mattered most by stunning Scotland 27-3 with a bonus-point blitz to launch their Japanese World Cup quest in style. James Ryan, Rory Best, Tadhg..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published

All Blacks beat South Africa 23-13 in World Cup opening match [Video]All Blacks beat South Africa 23-13 in World Cup opening match

Four minutes of first-half brilliance led an otherwise unconvincing New Zealand to a 23-13 victory over South Africa in a clash between two World Cup favourites on Saturday that never quite lived up to..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published

WSL Championship Tour leader Toledo advances to final round at Surf Ranch [Video]WSL Championship Tour leader Toledo advances to final round at Surf Ranch

World Surf League Championship Tour leader Filipe Toledo moves into contention for win at the Freshwater Pro wavepool event

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:41Published

New Zealand PM mistakes Japan for China [Video]New Zealand PM mistakes Japan for China

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern mistakenly refers to Japan as China as she arrives in Tokyo.The Prime Minister was speaking to reporters when she made the gaffe during a news conference.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

All Blacks 'at a heightened state' ahead of first clash against South Africa [Video]All Blacks 'at a heightened state' ahead of first clash against South Africa

All Blacks' assistant coach Ian Foster says his side are in a "heightened state" for their opening World Cup game against South Africa.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:53Published

Cross crossing catwalks and the world; model shares her New York Fashion Week journey [Video]Cross crossing catwalks and the world; model shares her New York Fashion Week journey

New Zealand model Jordan Daniels talks about the highs and lows of being a fashion model. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:57Published

Tech firms won't wait for U.S. to act on social media laws -Microsoft's president [Video]Tech firms won't wait for U.S. to act on social media laws -Microsoft's president

Microsoft Corp President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said on Friday that U.S. tech companies will change how they moderate online platforms in response to new laws from foreign governments,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

New Zealand moves to tighten gun laws further [Video]New Zealand moves to tighten gun laws further

The government aims to prevent another mass killing from taking place in New Zealand.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:42Published

New Zealand PM acts to tighten gun laws [Video]New Zealand PM acts to tighten gun laws

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced a new bill to parliament on Friday that aims to further tighten gun laws, as the country marks six months since the mass shooting in Christchurch..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

Terrorist jailed for 18 years after stabbing teenager in Tesco car park [Video]Terrorist jailed for 18 years after stabbing teenager in Tesco car park

A terrorist inspired by the Christchurch mosque attacks has been jailed for more than 18 years for stabbing a teenager in a bid to "murder a Muslim". Vincent Fuller, 50, admitted trying to kill..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:17Published

Dealing with typhoons part of World Cup experience - Hansen [Video]Dealing with typhoons part of World Cup experience - Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says his side are well aware of the challenges facing them as they bid to win a third consecutive World Cup.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:52Published

American skier suffers spectacular 'Tomahawk' wipe out in New Zealand [Video]American skier suffers spectacular 'Tomahawk' wipe out in New Zealand

Jennie Symons walks away unhurt after taking big tumble in Winter Games NZ competition

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:56Published

"You'll see brutal collisions", says Samoa coach about Australia World Cup warm-up

Australia's Rugby World Cup warm-up against Samoa will see "brutal collisions", says Samoa coach Steve Jackson as Australia captain David Pocock announces his retirement after the World Cup in Japan.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:26Published

Has The Mystery Of The Loch Ness Monster Finally Been Solved? [Video]Has The Mystery Of The Loch Ness Monster Finally Been Solved?

New Zealand researchers say the Loch Ness Monster could simply be a giant eel. According to Geek.com, scientists tested DNA present in the cold, deep lake in the Scottish Highlands. Young eels, called..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Loch Ness monster may just be giant eel - scientists [Video]Loch Ness monster may just be giant eel - scientists

A team of international scientists says it has found no evidence of large animals like a dinosaur in Scotland's Loch Ness - but lots of eel DNA. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Rugby World Cup 2019:  All you need to know [Video]Rugby World Cup 2019: All you need to know

A preview of the Rugby World Cup 2019 as teams shape up for their trip to the far east. Japan are hosting the tournament for the first time - with New Zealand hot favourites to retain their title.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:19Published

"We respect Japan a lot", says South Africa rugby coach Erasmus

South Africa rugby coach Rassie Erasmus says "we respect Japan a lot" as the sides clash in a World Cup warm-up, their first meeting since Japan's shock win over the Springboks in the 2015 World Cup.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:04Published

The Right Honourable Baby: MP's newborn fed by parliament speaker [Video]The Right Honourable Baby: MP's newborn fed by parliament speaker

The speaker of New Zealand's parliament, Trevor Mallard, fed an MP's newborn baby during a debate and the photos went viral.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

World Rugby announces gender neutral naming for World Cup tournaments [Video]World Rugby announces gender neutral naming for World Cup tournaments

It means the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand will now be named Rugby World Cup 2021, starting the gender-neutral roll out.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:20Published

Baby cradled in New Zealand parliament [Video]Baby cradled in New Zealand parliament

Credit: NZ Parliament TV Speaker Trevor Mallard of New Zealand's parliament is spotted cradling a baby during a speech in the chamber. Six-week-old Tūtānekai Smith-Coffey was brought in on MP Tāmati..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:28Published

All Blacks All Blacks "hurting" from first Bledisloe loss

All Blacks captain Kieran Read says that the team was 'hurting' after their loss against the Australian Wallabies in the first of two matches in the Bledisloe Cup

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:24Published

Australian police seize $600 million worth of drugs [Video]Australian police seize $600 million worth of drugs

Police in the Australian state of Queensland have seized 766 kg of MDMA powder worth $609 million in one of the state's biggest hauls, local media said. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Four Britons arrested after £50 million drug seizure in Australia [Video]Four Britons arrested after £50 million drug seizure in Australia

Four British men have been arrested in Australia and New Zealand following a drugs operation targeting a UK organised crime syndicate. Queensland Police said they had seized 766kg of MDMA powder in one..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published

England boss Eddie Jones urges World Rugby to seek consistency on high tackles [Video]England boss Eddie Jones urges World Rugby to seek consistency on high tackles

Eddie Jones celebrated a successful start to England's World Cup preparations before launching an attack on World Rugby over inconsistency among match officials. The talking point was provided by the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

 

New Zealand PM Ardern to meet U.S. President Trump for first formal talks

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she plans to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York next week, in what would be the first formal bilateral discussions between the..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand PM to seek review of party's handling of sexual assault complaints

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday an independent reviewer will look into her party's handling of sexual assault complaints against a party staffer, amid mounting pressure and..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand's PM Ardern acts to tighten gun laws further, six months after attack

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced a new bill to parliament on Friday that aims to further tighten gun laws, as the country marks six months since the mass shooting in Christchurch..
Reuters - Published

Trial of accused Christchurch gunman delayed in New Zealand to avoid Ramadan

The trial of a man accused of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 51 people has been delayed by a month because the original court date coincided with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan,..
Reuters - Published

Climate change campaigner Tongan PM dies in New Zealand

Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva, a pro-democracy and climate change campaigner in the South Pacific, died in a New Zealand hospital on Thursday, the information ministry and media reports said.
Reuters - Published

Tongan Prime Minister Pohiva, 78, dies in New Zealand

Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva, who was being treated for pneumonia at a hospital in Auckland, has died, New Zealand media said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

NZ firefighters honor 9/11 first responders

New Zealand firefighters performed a haka, an ancient war dance, to pay tribute to 9/11 first responders.
USATODAY.com - Published

Australia blocks access to eight websites showing video of New Zealand mosque attacks

Australia has ordered internet service providers to block access to eight websites still showing footage of deadly attacks on two mosques in New Zealand earlier this year.
Reuters - Published

Five killed in New Zealand as bus with Chinese tourists rolls over

A bus carrying 27 people, mostly Chinese tourists, rolled over on a highway in New Zealand's North Island on Wednesday, killing five people and injuring six, police said.
Reuters - Published

Chinese tourists among passengers in fatal New Zealand bus crash

Rescue efforts are underway in New Zealand where several people, including Chinese tourists, are feared dead after a bus carrying more than 20 people rolled over on a highway in North Island.
Reuters - Published

Multiple deaths in fatal bus crash in New Zealand

Rescue efforts are underway in New Zealand where several people are feared dead after a bus carrying more than 20 people rolled over on a busy highway amid bad weather.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protests fuel buyer interest in luxury Australia, New Zealand homes

Hong Kong buying enquiries for expensive Australian and New Zealand homes have ramped up due to anti-government protests in the Chinese-ruled city, according to property agents and real estate data, as..
Reuters - Published

Measles-stricken New Zealand girl visited Disneyland, other California destinations

A teenage girl from New Zealand sick with measles visited Disneyland and other popular tourist stops across Southern California earlier this month, possibly infecting others, local government health..
Reuters - Published

Man flees police on mobility scooter in low-speed chase as onlookers cheer 'Go old man!'

The video shows Charlie Durham, a double amputee, speeding on his scooter as a police officer attempted to pull him over in New Zealand.
USATODAY.com - Published

New Zealand speaker cradles baby during debate

The speaker held the baby for his colleague, who had just come back from paternity leave after welcoming his son's birth
CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

Awww! New Zealand lawmaker babysits colleague's newborn while presiding over Parliament

New Zealand Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard momentarily babysat for a fellow lawmaker, who had just returned to work from paternity leave.
USATODAY.com - Published

Bringing up baby: New Zealand speaker makes parliament more parent-friendly

As New Zealand lawmakers vigorously debated fuel prices in parliament this week, speaker Trevor Mallard called for order while feeding baby Tūtānekai his bottle.
Reuters - Published

Giant hand sculpture in New Zealand draws mixed reviews: What 'nightmares are made of'?

There's now a sculpture of a giant hand — with a face on it — in Wellington, New Zealand, and people are having all kinds of feelings about it.
USATODAY.com - Published

New Zealand lawmakers urged to drop restrictions on Africa, Middle East refugees

Human rights advocates urged New Zealand lawmakers on Wednesday to drop restrictions on the intake of Middle Eastern and African refugees, saying the policy undermines the character of a nation praised..
Reuters - Published

This monster penguin was as big as humans. And it once swam the oceans, scientists say

Scientists in New Zealand found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans.
USATODAY.com - Published

New Zealand police charge 23-year-old man with murder of Australian tourist

A 23-yeard-old man was charged late on Friday with the murder of an Australian tourist in New Zealand's coastal town of Raglan on the North Island, the police said.
Reuters - Published

Australian tourist shot dead in New Zealand, manhunt launched

New Zealand police launched a manhunt for an armed suspect on Friday after an Australian tourist was found shot dead in a camper van in a coastal town on the North Island.
Reuters - Published

Man accused of New Zealand mosque attack seeks to move trial from Christchurch

Lawyers for the man accused of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 51 people in March have asked for the trial to be moved from the southern city of Christchurch, where the attacks took..
Reuters - Published

A human-sized, 'monster' penguin once swam the oceans, scientists say

Scientists in New Zealand found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Criticism mounts of New Zealand mosque shooting response

After a lone gunman killed 51 mosque worshippers in March, New Zealand's outpouring of collective grief and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's heartfelt support for the Muslim community won praise around..
Reuters - Published

Accused New Zealand gunman's letter from jail circulates online

The gunman accused of killing 51 people in New Zealand has handwritten a letter from jail expressing his political and social views, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to say that should never..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand PM calls on Australia to answer Pacific island climate change demands

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern challenged Australia on Wednesday to answer South Pacific island demands for more action on climate change, saying her country was doing its part to limit..
Reuters - Published

New Zealanders have voluntarily turned in more than 10,000 guns following the mass shooting in Christchurch

More than 10,000 firearms have be turned in as part of an effort to buy back guns following the Christchurch shooting, police said.
USATODAY.com - Published

New Zealand's PM says government always looking at ways to stimulate economy

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that spending promised in the annual budget would help stimulate the economy, but the government is always looking at other things it can do.
Reuters - Published

In New Zealand, young Māori women lead the battle for indigenous rights

Five years ago, law graduate Pania Newton and her cousins got together around a kitchen table and agreed to do everything in their power to prevent a housing development on a south Auckland site..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: History of recent protests by Māori in New Zealand

Thousands of indigenous Māori are protesting in New Zealand, demanding land rights and more reforms for the community, in the highest profile grassroot movements in over a decade.
Reuters - Published

When 'Squawkzilla' roamed the earth, some parrots were the size of toddlers, study says

Scientists in New Zealand discovered the existence of a prehistoric parrot that could have reached a grown human's belly button.
USATODAY.com - Published

Nearly $2 million worth of cocaine washed up on a beach in New Zealand

Police said that 19 packages containing cocaine washed up on the shore of Bethells Beach in West Auckland, New Zealand.  
USATODAY.com - Published

New Zealand rebukes China over freedom of speech after student scuffle

New Zealand has rebuked Chinese envoys for praising pro-Beijing students who scuffled last week with supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement on a university campus, a news website said on..
Reuters - Published

Lone wolf attackers inspire each other, NATO chief says

Nations must work together to stop lone wolf attackers, who take inspiration from each other, NATO's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, during a visit to a mosque in New Zealand where a..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand to decriminalize abortion laws, critics say bill falls short

New Zealand plans to decriminalize abortion and treat it is as a health issue, the government said on Monday in the first major reform to abortion laws in more than four decades that some activists..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand's indigenous Maori protest over 'stolen children'

Thousands of Maori people protested across New Zealand on Tuesday calling for an end to the practice of taking at-risk children away from their families, as tensions grow between the indigenous..
Reuters - Published

Weightlifter Hubbard becomes lightning rod for criticism of transgender policy

Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard's gold medal-winning performance at the Pacific Games continues to reverberate long after the event, with a New Zealand women's group demanding sports..
Reuters - Published

Prince Charles and Camilla to visit New Zealand

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will visit New Zealand in November, the South Pacific nation's prime minister said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand plans firearm register, tighter licensing amid gun law reforms

New Zealand on Monday revealed plans to establish a firearm register and to overhaul its licensing systems for gun owners in the second set of gun law reforms introduced in response to mass shootings..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand's Ardern flies commercial after snag hits air force plane

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was forced to fly home on a commercial flight on Friday after a technical snag hit her air force plane, following a two-day trip to Australia, where she spoke..
Reuters - Published

Gas explosion in New Zealand's Christchurch injures several people

New Zealand emergency services evacuated residents near what they said was a suspected gas explosion in the South Island city of Christchurch on Friday that left a house on fire and several people..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand police report 'serious' incident in Christchurch, residents evacuated

New Zealand police said on Friday there had been a "serious" incident in the South Island city of Christchurch that left a house on fire after residents described hearing the sound of an explosion.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand's Ardern says plight of Pacific Islanders should spur climate action

Climate change is having a real impact on Pacific islanders and that should spur countries to greater action to tackle the problem, New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Peckish penguins pop by sushi shop

A pair of sneaky penguins were found hiding in a sushi shop near Wellington train station in New Zealand. (July 17)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Gun megastore plan in New Zealand's Christchurch sparks backlash: media

New Zealand retailer Gun City, which sold weapons to the man accused of shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51 people and injured dozens, has aroused concern with plans for a mega store..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand's first gun buyback event a success, police say

Police on Saturday labeled New Zealand's first firearms buy-back event a success, after 169 individuals handed in 224 prohibited firearms in the city of Christchurch.
Reuters - Published

U.S. conference to host victims of religious persecution

The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it would host a conference in Washington next week to highlight the problem of religious persecution, and has invited victims of recent attacks at a synagogue..
Reuters - Published

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